Cody Rhodes Calls Bruce Prichard A Genius, Bruce Was First Person To Greet Him After WrestleMania 39 Loss

Cody Rhode gives high praise to Bruce Prichard.

Even throughout the many changes that have occurred in WWE in recent years, Bruce Prichard has been one of the consistent factors in the company.

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Prichard, who returned to WWE in 2019, currently serves as a prominent member of WWE's creative team. In the past, Prichard has been described as one of the most powerful people in WWE that is not a member of the McMahon family.

While appearing on a recent episode of Dale Jr Download, Rhodes had many kind things to say about Prichard and also recalled him meeting him at the curtain after his WrestleMania 39 loss.

"At the time, when I was in OVW, the one that I needed to impress the most was a man named Bruce Prichard. He is a genius, remains a genius, in the industry, and he was Vince’s right hand. You need someone to write down all these ideas, someone to formulate. Bruce came down and knew was he was looking at. He knew me, knew that my dad cared. You could have done it as a favor for my dad, but the best favor he could do for my dad is lead me in the correct way. To this day, Bruce is still plugged in to WWE, he’s the main guy. When I lost at WrestleMania, I was adamant that I was walking up the ramp. I’m not going side ramp or ‘losers lane.’ It’s the end of the show, 80,000 people, I want to look them in the eye, say sorry or ‘we’re going to get him eventually.’ When I walked up there, I wasn’t sure I was ready to walk into Gorilla. I took a second and [Bruce] came out the curtain. He was just him and I. We had a nice moment and I’ll never forget it. In my mind, I was like, ‘I need to reverse this situation and we have this moment again.’ Bruce has been a big part of my career that I didn’t realize was a big part of my career until I got older."

Elsewhere in the interview, Rhodes said that he hopes Chad Gable wins the Intercontinental Championship. Fans can learn more by clicking here.

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